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Transforming a Concrete Corner Into a Native Plant Garden

Transforming a Concrete Corner Into a Native Plant Garden

Forty-five students from Furr High School and volunteers braved the chilly weather and began installing a native plant garden at the intersection of Lockwood and Harrisburg in the East End on Wednesday, November 12. Previously covered in concrete and turf grass, the 200′ by 30′ space will be planted with native trees and plants that will provide shade and a place for the public to enjoy nature while waiting for the bus or MetroRail. The garden is designed for wildlife, specifically pollinators, including birds, butterflies and other insects. It will include a water feature that will intermittently provide water and the native grasses, shrubs and trees will provide nectar, berries and seeds.

Funding for the Lockwood Nature Garden comes from the Connecting People with Nature grant administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department and a TIGER grant awarded to the City of Houston to connect trails and promote access to transit. This area will be at a light rail stop at Harrisburg and Lockwood. The park will become a part of the network of sidewalks, trails and parks that support pedestrian and bike activity throughout the East End.

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Don't Miss East End Table - Last Organic Outpost

Don't Miss East End Table - Last Organic Outpost

To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/eetorganic. East End Table [EET] is a community experience that blends culture and cuisine. EET hosts pop-up dinners in unusual East End settings showcasing some of the area's best creative talent and some of Houston's most notable chefs. EET - Last Organic Outpost, scheduled for Saturday, December 12 from 2-5PM, is…

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'Umbrellas Over the Esplanade' to Debut on Navigation Esplanade

'Umbrellas Over the Esplanade' to Debut on Navigation Esplanade

A very special edition of the monthly "Evenings on the Esplanade" event will take place this Friday, August 12 from 6pm-10pm. The event will feature the incredible local talents of Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man as entertainment emcees and a one-night-only opportunity to participate in an on-site installation and public art project on the Navigation Esplanade.

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